“If it wasn’t for adoption”: The Ghost of Christmas that Would Have Been

By Joleigh Little Bass, WRTL Region Coordinator and Teens for Life Director Editor’s note. Each year, as we approach Christmas, we repost stories from Christmas seasons past which our readers especially enjoyed. This first ran in 2017. Christmas season is here and it is full of the usual activities – hustling… everywhere, shopping, wrapping, baking, …

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I love adoption because I am pro-life

By Joleigh Little Bass Editor’s note. November is National Adoption Awareness Month. All month we’ve been running new stories and reposting older stories. This first appeared in a slightly different form in 2017. Joleigh is a member of the Wisconsin Right to Life staff serving as the Field Representative for Regions 5 & 6. There’s …

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The Gift that is Adoption

By Joleigh Little-Bass Editor’s note. November is National Adoption Month. We’re publishing many new stories and reposting others. This wonderful account first appeared in November 2017. November. For those of us in Northern climates, the month brings to mind frosty mornings, barren trees and the upcoming holiday season. In my family and many others, November …

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“If it wasn’t for adoption”: The Ghost of Christmas that Would Have Been

By Joleigh Little Bass, WRTL Region Coordinator and Teens for Life Director Christmas season is here and it is full of the usual activities – hustling… everywhere, shopping, wrapping, baking, singing, eating and so much more. It is a time of year where we can all pause (in between checking things off our massive to-do …

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The Gift that is Adoption

By Joleigh Little November. For those of us in Northern climates, the month brings to mind frosty mornings, barren trees and the upcoming holiday season. In my family and many others, November also has a special significance because it is National Adoption Month. Adoption means different things to different people. To me, adoption is synonymous …

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So Many Empty Chairs: Putting a face on tragedy

By Joleigh Little, Region Coordinator and Teens for Life Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Numbers. So not my thing. I prefer letters that make words which become sentences. In fact, I love them. And while abortion can be explained in words, opposed in words and, eventually, eradicated with words, I don’t think it can be …

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I love adoption because I am pro-life

By Joleigh Little Editor’s note. This appeared in a slightly different form on Joleigh’s blog. There’s this thing that’s never far from my mind or my heart and there’s a reason. I have loved adoption since the very early days of my pro-life involvement because it just made so much sense. If you’re going to …

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Saying “Adoption – Not Abortion” and Really Meaning It

By Joleigh Little , Teens for Life Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Adoption — not abortion. Those three words are easy to say. So easy, in fact, that I said them, almost as a matter of rote, for decades. But it’s far easier to say than to do. Today, on the last day of National …

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These Things We Know

By Joleigh Little, Teens for Life Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Editor’s note. Joleigh’s wonderful story appears in the current digital edition of National Right to Life News. Along with all other columns, news stories, and commentaries, her moving account can be read at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsMay2016.pdf. Please forward this story and the link to the entire …

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Saying no to abortion and yes to life: Love crosses oceans to bring children home to families

By Joleigh Little, Teens for Life Coordinator, Wisconsin Right to Life January 22 has been the most emotional day of the year for me since I was 14 and found out what abortion is and what it does to tiny, innocent people. On my first January 22, as a newly minted advocate for unborn children …

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All They Really Want for Christmas…

By Joleigh Little, Teens for Life Director, Wisconsin Right to Life “Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” — David Platt Adoption …

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